Alassane est nomade, chamelier des mythiques caravanes de sel, Moha, ancien rebelle est devenu conseiller du premier ministre, Garba est couturier et citadin, ami de ce dernier. Ces trois Nigériens vivent dans ce Sahel si dangereux où ils croisent leurs regards sur l'avenir du Niger pris dans la tourmente de l'Afrique islamiste, de la guerre au Mali et des coups de dés internationaux…
Garba, a small designer, lives with his friends in the capital city of Niger, and constantly listens to the radio. Unhappy with the local politics and economy because he cannot make a decent living, he
decides to go to the North, the grand Sahara where his former companions live in the midst of the global crisis. He joins
Alassane and his family, caravanists of the legendary salt
routes. Together, they walk in the desert for months in very
tight conditions exacerbated by the competition from salt trucks
and the repercussions of the war in Libya. Young people are
reluctant in joining the caravan and Alassane is worried about
the future of his family.
A film by Catherine Martin-Payen
2014, Niger / France, Documentary, 1hr14
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